Plants have been used for the treatment of various ailments since ancient times. India has earned a lot of fame for its indigenous knowledge of Ayurvedic and herbal drugs. Traditional medicines are gaining popularity nowadays because of very fewer side effects.
To give emphasis on the importance of herbal drugs, a medicinal plants garden, covering a total area of 3356.5 sq. meters has been developed at the University campus. More than 150 species of various medicinal plants have been planted. Some of the important plant species are Enicostemma littorale, Commiphora mukul, Gmelina arborea, Cymbopogon citratus, Vetiveria zizanoids, Plumbago zeylenica. The medicinal plants garden provides a strong impetus for herbal drug research and training.